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Michelle Will Steal Your Pie

2:01 PM, Apr 9, 2008 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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Michelle Obama apparently takes a dim view of the notion that a rising tide lifts all ships:

Most Americans, she said, don't want much.

"They don't want the whole pie," she told the women. "There are some who do, but most Americans feel blessed just being able to thrive a little bit. But that is becoming even more out of reach."...

"If we don't wake up as a nation with a new kind of leadership...for how we want this country to work, then we won't get universal health care," she said.

"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."

Give up a piece of their pie, or is Michelle going to take it away? Either way, it's pretty clear that our aspiring first lady's appreciation of economics is about as deep as her pride in America. And of course, it helps if you have a slumlord friend to help you get your piece of the pie. As long as everyone has a slumlord friend for such purposes, we all can have plenty of pie!

HT: Instapundit